Minimizing Noise from Outdoor Heat Pump Condenser
I am on a strata council for some 1988 vintage townhouses in the Vancouver area (Climate zone 4). We need to entertain requests for heat pump installations for the first time, primarily motivated by the record breaking heat last year.
As this will require a bylaw, Does anyone have advice of best practices that would be good to include in the bylaw?
What are the best ways to minimize outside noise? The area is quiet so even a low db machine will be noticed and possibly result in neighbors complaining.
Lastly, how does the electrical draw on a heat pump compare in the summer vs the winter? I would think the summer draw would be less as temperature differential between the outside temp and the desired inside temperature is much less.
Thanks For Your Help!
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